AUGUST 2nd to 12th, 2012
THURSDAY August 2nd 2012
Overnight Wednesday/Thursday, the AQUARIUS FULL MOON occurs. This is the summertime moon of generous gifts which we associate with Antinous/Vertumnus, the shape-shifting God of summertime bounty and generous gifts. We call this the DONUM MOON when magical rituals are performed for fortuitous gifts. And these rituals will get real help tonight from a well-aspected Jupiter!
FRIDAY August 3rd 2012
On Friday, the work week ends on a positive note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive aspects to Saturn, Venus and dreamy Neptune. This combination of practicality, sociality and intuition creates an atmosphere of harmony which segues nicely into a hot summer's evening of socializing.
SATURDAY August 4th 2012
On Saturday, you should brace yourself for a hectic and noisy weekend when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against Jupiter and forms a sextile to Pluto. All you want is to chill and relax, but niggling little errands and chores get in the way.
SUNDAY August 5th 2012
On Sunday, you might want to avoid discussions with your partner about relationship issues. ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to Venus, which is a recipe for disputes and outright arguments.
MONDAY August 6th 2012
On Monday, the work week gets off to a power-boost start when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in a 90-degree right-angle square aspect to Capricorn Pluto while engaging in positive aspects to impulsive Uranus and lucky Jupiter. Don't be surprised when people tell you what is on their mind, but it comes off sounding positive and constructive.
TUESDAY August 7th 2012
On Tuesday, love planet Venus finally leaves flirty Gemini — where it has been coy and playful since April — and enters romantic Cancer. If you have felt you have been strung along by a boyfriend for the past few months, you can expect your relationship with him to become more serious during the next six weeks. On the other hand, if you have been flitting between two boyfriends, you may find yourself under pressure to get serious and settle down.
WEDNESDAY August 8th 2012
On Wednesday, you wake up to find that lost or delayed parcels and letters have finally arrived in your mailbox. Computer files you "lost" three weeks ago suddenly turn up in a folder you hadn't checked. Your "lost" credit card turns up between sofa cushions. You finally get a job interview offer on a job application you submitted a month ago. That's all because RETROGRADE MERCURY ends its three-week Retrograde period and begins going forward again. Now is the time to sign contracts, commit yourself to major expenditures and make big travel plans.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY August 9th/10th 2012
On Thursday and Friday, you can forget about getting much work done if you live in the Americas or Western Europe when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD goes VOID OF COURSE (VOC) for 25 hours. Think of ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD as your favorite rock or pop star giving a concert. The VOC MOON is the break between sets. The singer goes back stage for a costume change and psychs themselves up for the next set. Meanwhile, the audience is waiting impatiently out front while video projections and doo-wah girls fill the interlude. That's what a VOID OF COURSE MOON feels like. Nothing much will happen during this VOC period. Nothing very bad will happen. But nothing very good either.
SATURDAY August 11th 2012
On Saturday, get ready to do some serious ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC when the Moon and Jupiter align in Gemini for the JUPITER OCCULTATION. Technically, this is when the Moon "eclipses" Jupiter. While the Moon passes by Jupiter every month, only very rarely does it pass directly in front of Jupiter. This year is special because the Moon will occult Jupiter ten times between June 2012 and February 18th 2013. The Moon-Jupiter Occultation is the perfect night for ANTINOUS MOON MAGIC rituals aimed at opening your spiritual self to the magical power of Hadrian and Antinous so that the "Semen of the First God" flows through you to bring forth ideas of a divine and enduring nature.
SUNDAY August 12th 2012
On Sunday, the weekend ends on a convivial note when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in positive configurations to the Sun, Mars and Saturn. A nice day for a Sunday Brunch.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between August 13th and 19th when Venus is in strife-filled opposition to Pluto even as warrior God Mars aligns with stubborn Saturn in indecisive Libra, creating an atmosphere of frustration and indecisiveness. More details next time ....